The sports category has moved to a new website.

Vodafone Ghana wins the bid for 4G spectrum

Vodafone
  • In September this year, the NCA opened for Request for Applications for three lots of 2 by 5 Megahertz in the 800 Megahertz band.
  • The NCA said “two companies submitted applications, with Vodafone emerging as the only successful applicant.”
  • Vodafone is paying thirty million dollars ($30,000,000) for the license.

The National Communications Authority (NCA) has confirmed the acquisition of one of the 2×5 MHz frequency spectrum block in the 800 MHz Band frequency spectrum block by Vodafone Ghana.

In a statement issued by the NCA, it stated that this came after successful financial negotiations.

“The National Communications Authority (NCA) announces for the information of the general public that Ghana Telecommunications Company Limited (Vodafone Ghana) has won one (1) lot of 2×5 MHz frequency spectrum block in the 800 MHz Band for mobile services following successful financial negotiations.”

Vodafone is paying thirty million dollars ($30,000,000) for the license.

ADVERTISEMENT

This means that Vodafone would start providing 4G services for its clients soon.

In September this year, the NCA opened for Request for Applications for three lots of 2 by 5 Megahertz in the 800 Megahertz band.

According to the NCA, “two companies submitted applications, with Vodafone emerging as the only successful applicant.”

MTN bought the first of two 4G licenses in 2015 at a cost of 67.5 million dollars.

At that time, three other companies; Surfline, Goldkey, and Migson communications; all local companies, were unsuccessful in their bid.

ADVERTISEMENT

The sale of the Spectrum is in line with Section 58 of Electronic Communications Act 2008, Act 775 on Spectrum Management which highlights the NCA’s mandate and the options for Frequency Assignment.

ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

African countries with the highest divorce rate

African countries with the highest divorce rate

10 African cities with the highest crime index at the start of 2024

10 African cities with the highest crime index at the start of 2024

Machoka at 70: Emotions run high during Citizen TV presenter's birthday [Video]

Machoka at 70: Emotions run high during Citizen TV presenter's birthday [Video]

Diwali 2022: Is Monday a public holiday in Kenya?

Diwali 2022: Is Monday a public holiday in Kenya?

Akothee finally reveals reasons for separating from Omosh 1 month after wedding

Akothee finally reveals reasons for separating from Omosh 1 month after wedding

Man, once a ‘billionaire’, recounts how he lost wealth, now sells his book on streets [Video]

Man, once a ‘billionaire’, recounts how he lost wealth, now sells his book on streets [Video]

Details of Ngina Kenyatta's luxurious restaurant

Details of Ngina Kenyatta's luxurious restaurant

Zero Chills! Jackie Matubia's advice for Milly Chebby amid the unfollow drama

Zero Chills! Jackie Matubia's advice for Milly Chebby amid the unfollow drama

Nigerian royal dignitaries, including four kings and a queen, expected to attend Museveni’s 50th wedding anniversary celebrations

Nigerian royal dignitaries, including four kings and a queen, expected to attend Museveni’s 50th wedding anniversary celebrations

ADVERTISEMENT